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My own private iconoclasm: making the word flesh once and for all

December 22, 2018


I am tempted to be troubled by the non-divine nature of reading, writing and thinking, to characterize it as a problem, and to draw some profound conclusion, but I’ve been down that path too many times before to make the same mistake again.

Doubt: The Sunny Pleasant Afternoon of My Soul.

August 10, 2013


Before I was a writer, I was a reader. I suppose, in the mundane sense of the statement, this is true of anyone who becomes a writer. Reading necessarily comes first. In the same way that we crawl before we walk, we also read before we write. For me, however, there is a slightly less […]